WA Government allocates funding for Peel Youth mental health program

Alita Constructions owner Ali Kleyn, Peel Youth Services care coordinator Joseph Gauci, Caitlin and Brock Eliphick, Mandurah MP David Templeman, Murray-Wellington MP Robyn Clarke, GP down south's Eleanor Britton Eleanor Britton and project manager Ian French. Photo: supplied.
Alita Constructions owner Ali Kleyn, Peel Youth Services care coordinator Joseph Gauci, Caitlin and Brock Eliphick, Mandurah MP David Templeman, Murray-Wellington MP Robyn Clarke, GP down south's Eleanor Britton Eleanor Britton and project manager Ian French. Photo: supplied.

A Peel mental health program is set to receive state funding for the next three years, in a bid to provide early intervention to the region’s youth. 

The McGowan Government has allocated $400,000 to the Three Tier Youth Mental Health Program which enables to be able to identify, speak up and assist friends with mental health issues.

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“The Peel Health Hub will play a vital role in addressing the issue of youth mental health and youth health more generally, in the Peel region,” Mandurah MP David Templeman said. 

“I am proud to be a part of a government that understands the importance of providing these kinds of services for our young people.

“Having multiple services operating out of the same location will remove much of the inconvenience that young people may experience when trying to access services.

“These are two key health election promises for Mandurah and Peel and they’ve Peel delivered.”

The news comes just months before the Peel Health Hub is set to open, which is penned to be a central hub which will cater to the diversity of youth health issues.

The Peel Health Hub will provide a wrap-around service for young people in the region and consists of the Peel Youth Medical Service, mental health services and drug and alcohol services.

The Peel Health Hub was made possible by the $4.95 million in funding provided by the McGowan Government and $2 million from the Turnbull Government. 

“Mental health is a major issue in the Peel region, and the Peel Health Hub is an essential component in addressing this issue,” Murray-Wellington MP Robyn Clarke said. 

“This facility will not only benefit young people in Mandurah, but right across the region in areas such as Pinjarra and Dwellingup.”​